Space Matters: The Impact of Active Learning Classrooms Interactive Lecture wit D. Christopher Brooks, Ph.D. Tuesday, December 11, Noon – 1:30 PM Cremona 101, Seattle Pacific University Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/spacematters D. Christopher Brooks is a Research Fellow in Educational Technology Services at the University of Minnesota. He earned his doctorate in Political Science with a minor in Russian and […]
This past week I attended two very different, but very well-done and fulfilling Ed-Tech conferences. The first was the Northwest Academic Computing Consortium’s Instructional Technology Roundtable conference. This group is a collection of higher-education institutions that brings together a relatively small group of Instructional Technology folks once a year to talk about issues, strategies, technologies, […]
Here is a link to the google doc from the Friday 10 am breakout:; feel free to link to RT agenda as needed: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FmSgCmTGKAKPg1_iczrdASI38KoywDZm_cr4jh-4WWs/edit?
Print PDF The Digital Scholarship Center (DSC) is officially launched; see below for Deb Carver’s campus announcement. Congratulations and thanks to the core planning team (Stephanie Wood, Karen Estlund, Kirstin Hierholzer, and Lesli Larson) and the many library and campus faculty and staff who contributed to the vision and plan. The DSC’s services include workshops, consultation, tools for […]
We’re gearing up for the next Roundtable this November 14-16 hosted at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. The program will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14 and end at 12:00 p.m. of...
Educators are lifelong learners who continually look for ways to improve their craft. National and regional conferences can be good sources for new information but can be expensive and time consuming. Enter EdCamp, a group of “unconferences” held across the country throughout the year, putting educators in control of their own learning. EdCamps have been held […]
Worth reading: This new breed of public-interest designers proceeds from a belief that everybody deserves good design, whether in a prescription bottle label that people can more easily read and understand, a beautiful pocket park to help a city breathe or a less stressful intake experience at the emergency room. via Dignifying Design – NYTimes.com. […]
This summer I have enjoyed using Google+ in place of Blackboard‘s Discussion tool in two courses that I am teaching. Students were able to interact with each other, chat with participants in another course, and even learn with real-world education experts like +Holly Rae Bemis-Schurtz and +Larry Ferlazzo. An LMS (e.g. Blackboard) “protects” students by letting them only […]
When I first wake up in the morning I typically reach for my iPhone to find out what is new in the world of educational technology. I subscribe to several e-newsletters, most of which are delivered in the middle of the night. Some of my favorites include: SmartBrief on Ed Tech, Inside HigherEd, PadGadget, and […]
Updated 7/22/2012 to include a flipped session from Todd Conaway and Jill Schiefelbein. The idea Several months ago Alan Levine and Audrey Watters blogged about the possibility of flipping traditional presentation-centric conferences. Both suggest that presenters share session content prior the conference, and then use the freed up face-to-face time for conversations, debates, and brainstorming on session […]